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NSA whistleblowers say agency casts wide net

Tags: NSA , technology , cybersecurity ,

Sunday - 06/09/2013, 11:38am EDT

Court ruling could tie OSC's hands when it comes whistleblowers

The Office of Special Counsel is "deeply concerned" about the implications of a federal court ruling that stripped low-level Defense Department employees of their ability to appeal suspensions and demotions outside the agency. OSC, which filed an amicus brief earlier this month with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, is worried the ruling could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers.

Tags: oversight , workforce , MSPB , OSC , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Jack Moore

Monday - 03/25/2013, 06:31pm EDT
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FBI arrests NASA contractor about to leave U.S. for China

Agents charged Bo Jiang, a contractor at the National Institute of Aerospace, with lying to federal investigators. Jiang was under investigation for possible violations of the Arms Control Act.

Tags: Bo Jiang , China , NASA , NIA , FBI , Arms Control Act , House , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 07:21am EDT

Whistleblowers allege wrongdoing at VA center

In the letter sent Monday to the White House and Congress, the Office of Special Counsel said an initial 2009 report by a whistleblower employee at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., alleged that the staff routinely failed to properly clean and sterilize reusable medical equipment such as scalpels and bone cutters.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Office of Special Counsel , Eric Shinseki , Congress

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 01:40am EDT

Feds: Defense firm put untrained guards in Iraq

The federal government has joined a whistleblower's lawsuit against a major defense contractor in Iraq.

Tags: DoD , Triple Canopy , Iraq

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 01:52pm EDT

Report: Federal whistleblowers don't sense letup in agency retaliation

Federal employees increasingly perceive less agency wrongdoing but that doesn't necessarily mean the threat of retaliation for reporting such misconduct has similarly decreased, according to a new Merit System Protection Board report.

Tags: MSPB , Susan Tsui Grundmann , EPA , FDA , OSC , best practices , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 08:39am EST

Intelligence community employees to gain whistleblower protections

Employees in the intelligence community (IC) who report waste, fraud and abuse have gained whistleblower protections, under a directive President Barack Obama issued Wednesday. The presidential policy directive aims to ensure intelligence and national security employees are able to legally report agency wrongdoing and be protected from retaliation for doing so.

Tags: Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Intelligence community , POGO , Congress , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 09:03pm EDT
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